Canada by Foot

August 26, 2014

seawheeze half marathon

If I see a chance to knock two items off of my bucket list in one swoop… I will take it. (I am all about efficiency.) So when the opportunity arose to visit Canada AND run a half marathon I quickly jumped at the chance and roped my family to join.

Then I had 7 months of dreading it.

13.1 miles? What kind of masochist am I?

I don’t have a ton of pictures to share… the weekend went by in an absolute blur. But I can tell you that Vancouver is a great city and I finished the race. The rest is just filler.



  1. Get a pixie haircut. – Completed Dec 12, 2012
  2. Go on a vacation alone.
  3. Karaoke.
  4. Camp.
  5. Learn to longboard skateboard. Or at least attempt it.
  6. Complete a catch on the flying trapeze. – Completed Sept 24, 2013
  7. Throw a fancy dinner party.
  8. Run a marathon. (But I will settle for a half)  – Completed Aug 23, 2014 with Lululemon Seawheeze Half
  9. Visit Canada. – Completed Aug 22, 2014
  10. Travel to a country I have never been before (not Canada). – Completed May 9, 2013 with Amsterdam
  11. Revisit my best friend in Florida.
  12. See a football game in the south. War Eagle.
  13. Learn to grill. – Completed April 2013
  14. Attempt snowboarding… again.
  15. Take a cooking class. – Completed Nov 11, 2012 at Pantry at Delancy – Pie Ninja
  16. Hold my future niece or nephew. – Completed October 15, 2013
  17. Treat my parents.
  18. Make a pie from scratch. – Completed November 21, 2012 – Apple Ginger Pie
  19. Find the perfect swimsuit.
  20. Decorate a christmas tree.
  21. Ride a motorcycle.
  22. Explore 5 states I have never visited before.
  23. Conquer my reoccuring NYE resolution of reading 50 books in one year. – Completed 2013
  24. Learn to french braid. – Completed Fall 2012
  25. Take a 2 week vacation: 2 consecutive weeks.
  26. Build something… that doesn’t come from Ikea.
  27. Do one cartwheel.
  28. Matchmake a couple, successfully.
  29. Wear my navy blue special occasion Florida dress.
  30. Be apart of something momentous, memorable, and national. Subjective… deal with it.

BONUS: Be awesome every day.

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